On Feb 22 Wed, police has made known that victims of a private hire car promo package rip-off has lost at least S$7,700.
Police believed that they have gotten at least nine incidents concerning the “Grab/Uber promotional packages” rip-off since last week.
Advertisements or word of mouth was make know to the victims regarding Grab or Uber promotional packages via friends. The seller would inform the victims though whatapps to transfer money to bank accounts to make the purchase of the stated packages.
Once the payment was made, the seller became unreachable and the victims were not able to convert the rides.
The seller will tell the victims to book rides via Whatspps instead of the official apps when they bought the promised discounted pre-paid packages.
Police advised members of the public to only purchase rides from official sources, and to always exercise caution when purchasing items at prices that sound too good to be true.
“When in doubt, please call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722 6688 or visit www.scamalert.sg,” police said.
They also urged those with information about the crime to call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000, or submit information online.